A SHOCKING video shows the moment a seagull quickly swallows a dead rat in a Glasgow park. 

The one-minute and 38-second clip taken in Alexandra Park in the city's East End, starts off with the bird walking on a path with the rodent in its mouth. 

It moves onto the grass before putting the rat down but it quickly picks it back up when another seagull arrives and shows its interest. 

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That seagull is then chased away before the rat is shaken around for a while. 

At the end of the clip, the rodent is quickly swallowed whole by the bird. 

The news comes after we reported a video showing vermin moving from the park's pond towards the children’s play area. 

Nearby resident Paul Houston then shared the seagull footage with the Glasgow Times, and despite it being filmed in June, Paul says he comes across the rodents "mostly every day" when walking in the greenspace.

He said: "I go walking up there every morning and I see them mostly every day.

"On Monday, there was a dead rat but it must’ve been lying there for days because it was all dried out." 

In footage taken today, Paul captured a large rat hiding in the grass.

Glasgow Times:

Glasgow City Council say they are aware of rats within the park and have pest controls measures in place.

A spokesman added: "Using pest control treatments in public spaces can be challenging as the baits clearly pose a risk to other wildlife as well as household pets and so must be deployed appropriately

“In all situations, rats are looking for sources of food and unfortunately rats are drawn towards the feed that is scattered for the birds that also live in the park.

“We urge visitors to the park to limit as far as possible the food they leave for the birds as this will help to minimise the draw to visible places for these rodents.

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“We have also introduced large capacity litter bins into the park, which have significantly improved the containment of litter, and this will also help minimise the impact of the pests within the park.

“We will continue to monitor this situation closely and deploy pest control treatments in a range of ways to ensure they are as effective as possible while also protecting other animals.”

Earlier today, we reported union leaders and opposition politicians say rats are taking over parks in the city which have become “no-go” zones for families.

Thomas Kerr, Conservative group leader in the city, said: “Parents across Glasgow will be absolutely shocked and disgusted to see a pack of rats in and amongst Alexandra Park, making their way to the children’s play area."